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RCIDA hosts energy grants workshop

The RCIDA, partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture, hosted a seminar on renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement grants February 8 at Duo County Telecom. Qualifying agricultural and small businesses can access federal funds to address and improve their energy use. RCIDA had identified and invited potentially qualifying area businesses, but if you believe your business could qualify, or would like to learn more about these grants, you can download the program overview PDF here:

Jamestown, Russell Springs among first in Kentucky to be gigabit Internet communities

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Tom Preston, Duo County Telecom's executive vice-president and CEO, announces Lightspeed G at the Russell County Chamber of Commerce luncheon hosted by Duo County.

Duo County Telecom announced it has completed installing major portions of a new, state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that provides remarkably fast Internet service to businesses and homes in Russell County.

Two rural communities in the county, Jamestown and Russell Springs, are two of the first gigabit Internet communities in Kentucky and join just a few dozen gigabit communities across America.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Opens in Russell County

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, Inc. is the latest international company to call Russell County home with its recent announcement to invest $29 million to manufacture high quality plastics products for the automotive industry. Learn why Dr. Schneider added Russell County to its global manufacturing network.

Superior Battery Encourages Local Businesses to Export

Kentucky Export Initiative luncheon highlights resources available

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Representatives of the Kentucky Export Initiative team spoke at during a Russell County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 18 at Superior Battery Manufacturing to encourage businesses to explore taking their business overseas. Pictured, from left, Ray Goodearl, vice president of sales and marketing at Superior Battery; Sherry Mulkins, business and marketing manager for World Trade Center Kentucky; Lindsey Westerfield, vice president of the Russell County Chamber of Commerce; Sara Moreno, director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center, Lexington; Gov. Martha Layne Collins, ambassador at-large of international trade for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Morgan Pierstorff, project manager for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; Lisa Gosser, president of the Russell County Chamber; Randy Hart, CEO of Superior Battery; and Ed Webb, president of the World Trade Center Kentucky.

RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (February 24, 2014) — In an effort to educate Russell County companies about opportunities to expand their business abroad, Superior Battery Manufacturing partnered with Russell County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Feb. 18 to host a Kentucky Export Initiative luncheon at Superior’s manufacturing facility.

Dr. Schneider to Create 155 Jobs


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Gov. Beshear Announces Dr. Schneider to Create 155 Jobs at New Manufacturing Operation in Russell Springs

Germany-based automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky;

Russell Springs beat 69 potential locations to win new plant

A Growth Environment

Russell County's residents enjoy top-quality services, a range of activities and a beautiful recreational lake.

Strong Work Ethic

Russell County's rural farming traditions provide a workforce that is loyal, trainable and dependable.

Available Sites

More than 150 acres of choice industrial sites are now available in Russell County.

Why Choose Russell?

A short distance from I-65 and I-75, Russell County provides local industries with quick access to their markets.